Last month the Ben Ham Gallery, an Upper King Street space dedicated entirely to the landscape photographer of the same name, re-opened after renovations to its interior design. New display walls now feature more of Ham’s larger pieces, which show scenes from the Midwest, the Rockies, parts of Italy, and of course, the Lowcountry. 

Gallery sales associate Haley Metcalfe says, “The gallery renovations included mainly just new wall structures on each side of the building to hang Ben’s photographs, primarily to show more of his larger pieces. He decided to create columns between each wall display, as a sort of ode to Charleston. It is a much cleaner, elegant style and helps collectors really picture what one of his pieces might look like hanging in their home.”

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covered the Ben Ham Gallery two years ago, soon after it opened on Upper King. Ham said that his art, photos taken with a wooden field camera a la Ansel Adams, is meant to inspire people to get out.  “There’s a lot to see in this country,” he says.

If you’re craving a large-scale landscape then check out the newly reno-ed Ben Ham Gallery, where pieces range from $2,200-$18,000. Those $18K bad boys are only printed 20 times and offered to collectors who we imagine, live to Ham it up. 

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